Make a Stand
We have signed the ‘Make a Stand’ pledge and committed to take action to support people experiencing domestic abuse.
The ‘Make a Stand’ pledge has been developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing, in partnership with the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance and Women’s Aid, to help ensure housing associations are doing all they can to tackle domestic abuse and support anyone affected by it.
Millions of people experience domestic abuse every year and two women are killed by their partner or ex-partner every week. Abuse is always about one person having power and control over another.
Domestic violence is defined by the UK Government as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional.’
If you think you, or someone you know, may be experiencing domestic abuse please contact any of the agencies below for further support:
Women’s Aid provide a range of information and support on domestic abuse, including support for people experiencing domestic abuse and people who are concerned that others may be. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tel: 0808 80 10 800
A free, confidential helpline run by Women’s Aid and Refuge for anyone experiencing domestic abuse. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tel: 0808 2000 247
Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims of domestic violence and young people’s violence in close relationships. Helpline for people concerned about their behaviour – 0808 802 4040
Helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse – 0808 801 0327
BAWSO is an all Wales, voluntary organisation providing specialist services to black and ethnic minority women and children who are suffering domestic abuse. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Tel: 0800 7318147
A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic violence.
Tel: 08452 60 44 60 (Mon 2pm – 8pm, Wed 10am – 1pm & Thurs 2pm to 8pm)
For services local to you please visit www.womensaid.org.uk/domestic-abuse-directory